CROUCH, v.i. [G., to creep, to stoop, to cringe.]

1. To bend down; to stoop low; to lie close to the ground; as an animal. A dog crouches to his master; a lion crouches in the thicket.

2. To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe.

Every one that is left in thine house shall come and crouch to him for a piece of bread. 1 Samuel 2.

CROUCH, v.t. [See Cross.] To sign with the cross; to bless. [Not in use.]